Nvidia 3D Vision Vs. AMD HD3D: 18 Games, Evaluated

Civilization V

AMD HD3D and the TriDef Ignition Driver:

Excellent 3D result in DirectX 9; DirectX 11 does not work

The TriDef driver does an excellent job in DirectX 9

This game works very nicely with the TriDef driver in normal 3D mode as long as the game is rendered using DirectX 9. DirectX 11 does not work at all. Frankly, the DirectX 11 enhancements aren’t particularly significant in this game (they're mainly used to improve performance, rather than augment visual quality), so you probably won’t notice a difference.

If you try to use TriDef's Virtual 3D mode instead, you'll end up with a depth-oriented anomalies.

Nvidia 3D Vision:

Excellent 3D result

Nvidia's 3D Vision works equally well in DirectX 9 or 11

This game appears to work flawlessly with Nvidia’s 3D Vision. There’s not much else to say, which we consider to be a good thing.

  • renick
    nvidia 3d vision is best in all............
  • Kamab
    Except for the ones where it's not recommended. Good thing I have one on this rig! Now I just got to shell out some cash for some 3D Tech.
  • the_krasno
    3D is over hyped in my opinion, it will be some more time before games can correctly exploit it.
  • falchard
    Everytime nVidia pushes out a proprietary format they shoot themselves in the foot. They just can't make it marketable with such a low market share. You need something like Microsofts 90% market share to think about making a closed standard.
    Anyone notice the bevel on the Samsung model. That beautiful for multi-monitor.
  • Scanlia
    Great comprehensive review! Loved it.
  • alyoshka
    Nice one, and really long awaited.
  • i tried Tridef in EVE online, absolutely stunning. :)
  • SteelCity1981
    During preliminary testing, we noticed that a decent Phenom II X4 had some trouble providing smooth frame rates, and mid-level graphics cards were cut down to their knees

    Time for Bulldozer!!!
  • assassin123
    i loved it great review keep it up
  • RazberyBandit
    Would it kill Tom's to use high-resolution pop-up pics? It's nearly impossible to discern any differences in detail or artifacts when comparing such low-resolution images. C'mon...1024 x 317? Seriously?